Karuna cadre shot dead in Batticaloa

[TamilNet, Saturday, 14 April 2007, 22:14 GMT]
A cadre belonging to the paramilitary Karuna group was shot dead Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in Aarumukathan Kudiyiruppu in Eravur Batticaloa by unknown gunmen, sources in Batticaloa said. The victim was returning to the office of Karuna group in Chenkaladi after visiting his mother's residence near Kaali temple in Aarumukathan Kudiyiruppu when he was shot dead 50 meters from his mother's house.

The body has been transferred to the Eravur hospital for postmortem examinations, hospital sources said.

A young pedestrian, K Nireshkumar, 17, was also injured in the shooting. He was first admitted to the Eravur hospital, and was later transferred to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital.

The dead cadre is also from Aarumukathan Kudiyiruppu.


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